Dr Jonathan Bardon is the author of the seminal Ulster: A History, universally regarded as the definitive work on the subject and of A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes.
Reviews of the hardback edition "Bardon has established an enviable reputation, particularly in relation to Northern Ireland, providing readable and concise histories which are accessible to the general reader without compromise of academic standards. In an area where history is often seen as an armoury with which ....... attack and defeat once political opponents..... he has managed to preserve a reputation for fairness and balance. This book adds to it". Maurice Hayes, Irish Independent "A thoroughly engaging introduction to Ulster's history." BBC History Magazine